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Rabbi Shloime Sofer
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In Israel, Jews have many historical sites they can visit, such as the Kotel, Mearas Hamachpela and Kever Rachel. Throughout the world there are many thriving shuls, Yeshivos and places where a Jew can feel part of the Jewish nation.
But where can Jews go to in Belarus? They can visit the gravesites and hear about the greatness of the Gedolim who were buried in the country, see the run-down exterior of Yeshivos and light a candle at the mass burial sites of Jews that were murdered during the Holocaust.
Yeshiva Eitz Chaim Volozhin is being renovated so the torch of Yiddishkeit will once again shine from within these four walls. Yad Yisroel, who does Kiruv in Belarus, together with the Union of Religious Congregations of the Republic of Belarus, aspire to give Jews a place they can go to in order to feel their Yiddishkeit, where they will experience the ambience of being a Jew, learn more about their Jewish heritage and stand in a building where such Gedolim once stood.